SALISBURY, Md. - A 21-year-old shot his ex-girlfriend and a friend before turning the gun on himself. The shooting happened near the campus of Salisbury University last month.
But now for the first time we're hearing the voice of a woman trapped inside the house as she waited for help.
It was Sept. 3 when Wicomico County Sheriff's deputies, Salisbury police and Maryland State Police responded to a home with shots fired near the university.
We know now 21-year-old Ryan Shallue of Stevensville traveled to Salisbury to his former girlfriend's house with a gun he recently purchased on Kent Island.
Police say Shallue and Kristin Loetz got into an argument and that is when he shot and killed her friend Charles Abbott who tried to intervene, turned the gun on her, before finally turning the gun on himself.
In the end, Abbott was murdered, Shallue killed himself and Loetz would survive her injuries. But the whole time this was happening, a roommate was hiding somewhere else in the home and called 911.
The 911 operator instructed officers to come in through the back door and when they did, they found three gunshot victims, with only Loetz still alive.
Loetz is continuing to recover and the city of Salisbury has since named a road after Abbott for his heroic efforts in giving his life to save Loetz’s that night.
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